A vandal went on an attack last week outside Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Montclair.

It appears the vandal used a sledgehammer to damage several valuable statues.

In the early morning someone trespassed onto the church grounds and destroyed the statues.

Father Clarrence Saldua said the statues — the Virgin Mary and Saint Bernadette — were a huge part of the church’s identity.

“This is very close to the spirituality of the parishioners in this parish,” said Saldua.

The heavy marble statues are valued at over $5,000.

Father Saldua said he doesn’t understand why they were targeted but would still like to speak to the suspected vandal.

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